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Ing. M.W.J. (Maarten) van den Ende

PhD candidate
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Psychological Methods

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
  • Postbus 15906
    1001 NK Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    I am a PhD at the Centre for Urban Mental Health, affiliated with both the Psychological Methods and the Computational Science labs. I am interested in applying the knowledge and analytical skills obtained during the masters Theoretical Physics and masters Computational Science in different disciplines. 

    In my PhD I work on computer models that investigate the interactions between ones social network and their behavior. Specifically, how ones addictive behaviour of alcohol use is influenced by the drinking behaviour of social connections - and vice versa. Combining knowledge of psychological theories with the power of computational methods I am applying new methods to better understand this complex issue of addiction and to eventually help find better intervention strategies. 

    Expertise and research fields

    • Adaptive Networks
    • Computational Social Science
    • Agent-based Modeling
    • Social Networks
  • Publications


    • van den Ende, M. W. J., Epskamp, S., Lees, M. H., van der Maas, H. L. J., Wiers, R. W., & Sloot, P. M. A. (2022). A review of mathematical modeling of addiction regarding both (neuro-) psychological processes and the social contagion perspectives. Addictive Behaviors, 127, Article 107201. Advance online publication. [details]


    • Huth, K. B. S., Finnemann, A., van den Ende, M. W. J., & Sloot, P. M. A. (2022). No robust relation between larger cities and depression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(2), Article e2118943118. Advance online publication. [details]
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